The Best Banana Bread Recipe

March 17, 2019

I LOVE banana bread. For me, there’s nothing more comforting than the smell of baking banana bread on a cosy Sunday afternoon. It’s such an easy cake to bake, it requires minimal effort, and it’s perfect for using up rotting bananas. I actually like to toast my banana bread, which, many people find a bit weird but TRUST me, it’s delicious. Especially if the cake is starting to go a little stale, it makes it even more delicious and crispy. That aside, here is my staple recipe for, in my opinion, the BEST banana bread.DSC_0808DSC_0819


  • around 3 large mashed bananas(the softer and squishier the better)
  • 200g plain flour
  • 150g butter
  • 100g dark brown castar sugar
  • 2 medium free-range eggs
  • 1 teaspoon caramel extract(you can use vanilla extract too)
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar(you can use baking powder but I find cream of tartar gives the sponge a lighter texure)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celcius and line a loaf tin with greaseproof paper.
  2. Cream the butter and the sugar until creamy and fluffy before cracking in the eggs and caramel extract and stirring until smooth.
  3. Gradually fold in the flour and cream of tartar until fully incorparated before adding a pinch of salt and stirring.
  4. Finally, stir through the mashed bananas before pouring into the prepared loaf tin. At this stage, you can also add raisins or chocolate chips if you fancy something a bit extra. Sprinkle some dark brown sugar on top of the banana bread before it goes in the oven if you want a bit of crunch at the top.
  5. Put in the oven for 40 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean and set aside to cool slightly.


Rebecca Rose x

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  • Reply
    March 17, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    your banana bread looks absolutely delicious!! Thanks for sharing the recipe

  • Reply
    Shelby Cofrances
    March 17, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    it looks so moist! yum!!

  • Reply
    Imaan Aziz
    March 17, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Your recipe posts are gorgeous 💘

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    Elsie LMC
    March 17, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    This looks DELICIOUS! I’ve never tried toasted banana bread before so I think I might make it just to do that! Great post lovely 😄❤️

    • Reply
      March 18, 2019 at 7:48 am

      Thank you! I saw it in a recipe book about a year ago and I’ve been toasting it ever since😍😍xx

  • Reply
    March 18, 2019 at 7:09 am

    Banana Bread taste so good! <3

  • Reply
    March 23, 2019 at 9:01 am

    this looks so yummy Rebecca! xx

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